We love to ride the Telluride gondola up the mountain. The trip from Oak Street to San Sophia Station, the first leg of the trip to Mountain Village, provides a spectacular view of the picturesque town receding as you rise sharply from the valley floor. The free service runs from 7 a.m. till midnight. I’ve never paid attention to how long it takes to get to San Sophia Station. Suffice to say it would seem like a very long ride indeed if you were sharing your car with an angry vampire. You can’t exactly stop and get out.